Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP) is used in virtual private networks (VPN), or used by some ISPs as the client's connection protocol

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Connect/disconnect from VPN from the command line

I have two VPNs setup on my Ubuntu machine, one using vpnc and one using PPTP. These were both setup using the GNOME network manager interface and work great. However on occasion I need to access this ...
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How do I set up a PPTP VPN on my own Ubuntu Server?

Assuming I have a Virtual Private Server from someone like Linode, running Ubuntu, how do I easily set up a PPTP VPN so that Ubuntu clients can connect to it? By default, Ubuntu offers to connect to ...
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vpn (pptp) service failed to start [closed]

When I try to connect to a VPN PPTP connection from Network Manager it fails with this message: vpn connection failed because the vpn service failed to start. It worked without any problem till I ...
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How to start VPN service manually? [closed]

Since this morning I cannot connect to pptp vpn. when I click on NetworkManager applet and select the vpn it says: VPN connection fail The VPN connection "whatever" failed because vpn service ...
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PPTP server stuck at “GRE: Bad checksum from pppd”

I am a network engineer having quite limited experience with Ubuntu. I have been following up these online instructions to set up a pptp server but without much luck to get it to work. My server is a ...
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PPTP VPN connects via NM but goes down during SSH connection

I setup a VPN PPTP connection via network manager and it connects correctly (I see the lock near the notification icon and the message "Vpn connection has been successfully...") As soon as I try to ...
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NMCLI works in script when I run itdirectly , but not when run in CRON

This is under Ubuntu 11.10 I have a script that starts a PPTP VPN connection fetches a couple of files, then closes the connection. When I run this script from a terminal prompt it works perfectly; ...
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How to connect to windows pptp vpn?

The VPN Server gave me an exe file - connection manager - to connect to the server. Instead, I created a pptp vpn connection under nm-applet, entering only Host, Username & password. Later I ...
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Ubuntu Server 14.04.1 LTS - PPTPD fails to start

I need some help here setting up my VPN. Everything is configured properly, but pptpd server fails to start. Here's what happens: # /etc/init.d/pptpd status * /usr/sbin/pptpd is not running # ...
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connect to vpn via another port( change pptp client port)

as you know pptp port is 1723 by default,know I forward port number 21 to 1723 on my CentOs VPN. Know I wanna connect to my vpn (pptp) from port number 21. How can I do it?
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Ubuntu 15.04 has very poor PPTP connectivity

Under my university circumstances, I should connect to a PPTP VPN to access to the Internet. Thus a high perfomace and bug-free PPTP client is a essence for me. When I was using Ubuntu 14.04 and ...
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How to debug grayed out VPN connection in Network Manager?

I've added a new PPTP VPN connection under Network Manager -> VPN Connections -> Configure VPN. Now the connection is listed under "VPN Connections", but it's grayed out. How can I debug this? ...
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VPN PPTP connection fails [closed]

I am trying to connect to a PPTP VPN on my Ubuntu 10.10 computer but it seems to fail. I have tried successfully to connect to the VPN on a OS X machine and it did work. I connect using the ...
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Easy way to setup vpn server/client?

I have root access on a server and I can access my server through ssh and my server and my laptop run ubuntu. What's the easiest way to setup vpn server/client such that when I connect the vpn all of ...
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PPTP VPN not working on Ubuntu 15.04, but works on Ubuntu 14.04/10

I occasionally need to VPN to my work's network which is an all Windows shop. The VPN protocol we use is PPTP. I have been running Ubuntu 14.04/14.10 (Unity) for about a year, and did not have any ...
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How To Initiate VPN From Terminal [duplicate]

Under "System" > "Preferences" > "Network Connections" I can create PPTP VPNs. This works when I am at a GUI, I can click the network connections icon in the top right, and select a VPN from the list ...
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Can't connect VPN pptp on 13.10

So I am having the exact issue as was happening in this question here I have also installed a VPN connection via NetworkManager and getting the exact same stack trace. I've looked at ...
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What's the preferred method for connecting to a PPTP VPN under KDE?

I have a remote worker who's got a Ubuntu 10.04.3 machine, running KDE. She was using KVPNC until she did an update over the weekend (I don't have the details on the update, she may have been using an ...
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14.04: Clicking a VPN connection in the network icon menu does nothing

This is identical to (Open VPN connection doesnt work after reboot Ubuntu 14.04) with the one exception that it is a PPTP connection and not OpenVPN. Usually when I click a connection in the menu the ...
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No network access through PPTP

I would like to be able to connect to the office network and access the internet through that network and the servers within the network. I use a server running Ubuntu Server (fully updated) behind a ...
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Can no longer connect to PPTP VPN on 13.04

I recently upgrade my 12.04 desktop installation to 12.10 and then to 13.04 hoping that my problems with VPN would disappear. I can't put my finger on when, but in 12.04, I just started noticing that ...
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VPN PPTP in Lubuntu

Can anybody tell me how to make a PPTP in Lubuntu? When I try to add VPN connection there isn't any filed there I have to choose PPTP
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Is PPTP a secure VPN-protocol?

I will be setting up a VPN on my home server and in tutorials I've read it says that the protocol can only be used with passwords, not key-files. To me this doesn't seem very secure so I was wondering ...
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How do I setup routing through a PPTP VPN?

I have created a PPTP connection back to my office, and managed to setup routing as suggested in this question, so that everything outside the office LAN keeps going to my current default gateway. ...
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How do I configure my wireless settings for a particular network if all I have are instructions for Windows?

I've been trying to connect to my university's secure wireless network, unfortunately they only provide instructions for Windows users here. I've tried to use the info on these instructions as best I ...
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VPN has not worked since upgrading to 12.04

I am trying to establish a VPN connection on 12.04. It had worked in 11.10 but not at all right now. I can connect with Windows 7. My roommate also recently upgraded and is having the same problem. ...
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PPTP VPN connection always fails

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04. And I'm trying to use the VPN service of bestfreevpn.com using PPTP protocol. Previously I've tried some other free VPN services and I can't seem to connect to any of them. I ...
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Connect to multiple PPTP VPN connections

I need to connect to two VPN connections at the same time, but it seems like it is not possible. Any workarounds?
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How to use a VPN which was created on Ubuntu machine?

I followed these instructions: http://askubuntu.com/a/305401 How can I connect to my VPN server? What's the ip address I need to connect to? I want to do that from my mobile phone. ...
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Firewall Iptables block everything and allow vpn

I would like to block all traffic on my ubuntu server with iptables and them allow only the protocols : HTTP, HTTPS, PPTP, L2TP, SSTP and OpenVPN I have tried many ways to do this, and I would like ...
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pptp vpn with certificate [closed]

I want to connect to a windows pptp vpn server which accepts only connections with a CA certficate. From windows im able to do it easily (since its windows of course and native supported) but from my ...
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PPTP VPN on Ubuntu Server 12.10 fails to connect, with error: no ifupdown configuration found [duplicate]

I am trying to setup a PPTP VPN server on Ubuntu Server 12.10. I had a few errors and by observing the logs, I managed to solve them. Now, I get this error, and it seems I am not able to find a ...
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PPTP VPN connection with dd-wrt terminates

I have problems with connection to DD-WRT router with PPTP server installed. Win7 has no problems with connection to it. But in Ubuntu I'm getting all the time: Dec 28 21:52:14 IT-nb pppd[4209]: ...
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Adding VPN to firewall UFW

I'm having trouble at work in connecting to the work VPN while Firewall (UFW) is active. When i disable it "sudo ufw disable", there are no problems. When it's on, when trying to connect I receive ...
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PPTP VPN in ubuntu cannot connect

I use ubuntu 14.04,Today when I connect to my pptp vpn,it failed;And I do not know how to do it. I see the following messages in /var/log/syslog: Apr 14 12:20:29 Lenovo-G470-ubuntu ...
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VPN PPTP disconnects after a random period of time

I can't seem to keep my VPN connection alive. I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 64bit on a Toshiba Protege R30-A-17E. The VPN connection just dies out after a random period of time no matter if I'm using it or ...
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PPTP won't connect from a cron command

I'm trying to work out why my VPN won't connect when the command is initiated from a cron triggered script when that same script and command otherwise work as expected. I have a remote server which ...
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Configure VPN connection in terminal

I'm trying to setup a VPN connection on a remote box, via ssh, to use my account on IPVanish, this is a guide to configure the connection using the GUI, which is not my case because I need to ssh into ...
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VPN on Ubuntu 11.10 VPS

I have been trying to install a VPN onto my VPS. I have followed the Tutorial Here , However have had trouble getting it to work. Can somebody please tell me how i should go about installing this ...
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How to set up a PPTP Server on Ubuntu?

I really like to make PPTP VPN connection base on Ubuntu, (non-encrypted) but I do not know how to do this. I think I have to install ppp first but after that my main problem is on configurations.
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What types of VPN virtual servers allow to change default port?

I've PPTP on Ubuntu, and want to change the default listening port, but apparently there's no option to do this. Is there another VPN service that i can install and configure and change to any port i ...
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VPN pptp failed 1 [duplicate]

I used network-manager-pptp to configure the vpn. But always I get the same message when i try to connect to the vpn: connection failed. In the sys log I have: <info> VPN service 'pptp' ...
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PPTP VPN SERVER

I have followed This guide and also the documentation for pptp vpn and my vpn connects. It even allows me to go on the web and search it. However, when I go to cmyip.com; it displays my personal ip ...
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VPN PPTP connection can't keep stable for more than 10 seconds [14.04 LTS]

I'm trying to establish a VPN PPTP connection and I already done this, but the connection can't remain stable for more than 10 seconds. In the most of times the connection ends in one or two seconds. ...
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PPTP VPN connection failed after 1-2 min (14.04)

My pptp vpn connection always failed after 1-2mins I'm try solving it by http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2222063 and also check the "Use point-to-point encryption" box. but its still failed ...
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VPN SSTP support in ubuntu network manager … [ubuntu 15.04, 64bits]

I've downloaded these DEB packages from http://sourceforge.net/projects/sstp-client/ libsstp-client0_1.0.9_amd64.deb sstp-client_1.0.9_amd64.deb network-manager-sstp_0.9.8.8-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb ...
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Server - connect to existing PPTP vpn and serve web traffic over vpn

I need to extend access to my database backed application to remote members of my team. This application is hosted on an Ubuntu server. Some of the data we're storing is protected by a contract ...
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Problems with VPN PPTP

I'm having trouble connect to vpn's public pptp, I can not connect smoothly and sail well on the internet about the vpn, so that after a while I can not browse web page no, my syslog file contains ...
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PPTP client doesn't connect by command line

I need to connect to a PPTP VPN in reason to access some machines via SSH. The machine I'm using to this is a Ubuntu 14.04 Server. I set up /etc/ppp/peers/vpn like this: pty "pptp 1.2.3.4 ...
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PPTP VPN Ubuntu 14.04 Server Win 7 Client Issues

So I have been googleing this for 2 weeks, and I keep failing on this problem. I have an Ubuntu 14.04 server running a PPTP VPN server (I have to use PPTP, no choice to move to a different VPN). I'm ...